Welcome Dana Jones, a doctoral student from Jacksonville University, as our Occupational Therapy Intern. She is a third-year occupational therapy doctoral student assisting with developing our prospective Adaptive Cycling Program. Dana has experience working with adults and children with intellectual developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, congenital disabilities, and acquired impairments. Feel free to contact Dana with any questions at DanaJones@hbl.org !

Adaptive Cycling – Help pave the path to accessibility!

For this prospective project, the leisure occupation of bicycling, recreationally or competitively, has many positive psychosocial and physical outcomes. However, the accessibility of cycling programs for individuals with physical impairments is limited among rural and urban communities, especially within the islands of Hawai’i. Highlighting the need for accessibility via education on disabilities within the community and workforce and enhancing information about opportunities, attitudes, and social supports can create an opportunity to slowly eradicate the ablest mentality (Brighton. J., et al., 2021). Developing this prospective adaptive cycling program proposal will outline the foundation for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion by producing an adaptive sports program within the Hawai’i Bicycling League organization.


Brighton, J., Townsend, R. C., Campbell, N., & Williams, T. L. (2021). Moving beyond models: Theorizing physical disability in the Sociology of Sport. Sociology of Sport Journal, 38(4), 386–398. https://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2020-0012